Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 – July 23, 1973) was an
American fighter ace ..... For 24 days, Rickenbacker, Army Captain Hans C.
Adamson, his friend and business partner, and the...
He answered mostly to 'Rick' but would be best known during later years as '
Captain Eddie.' His father was a day laborer, and life was not easy for a lad who ...
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker in uniform with medals. Hat in the Ring insignia.
Rickenbacker with Nieuport. Eddie Rickenbacker with a Nieuport. Image courtesy
Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker. Index: .... Along with pilot Captain William
Cherry, co-pilot Lieutenant James Whittaker, navigator John De Angelis, radio ...
Jul 24, 1973 ... Mr. Rickenbacker, or Captain Eddie as he preferred to be known (he was a
colonel in the reserve but insisted that the title of captain was the ...
Eddie Rickenbacker is the most famous American ace of World War I.
Charismatic, tall and blessed with matinee idol good-looks, Rickenbacker soon
TOP AMERICAN ACE OF WWI, 26 VICTORIES. Eddie Rickenbacker's actual
family name was “Riechenbacher,” but was changed to the shorter Anglo-
Rickenbacker, then one of the world's top racing car drivers, immediately enlisted
with the U.S. Army upon America's entrance into the war in April 1917.
From 1895 to 1922, this was the Columbus, Ohio, home of famed World War I
aviator Edward "Eddie" Vernon Rickenbacker. Eddie, a leading race car driver ...
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker was a former race car driver who became the top
American flying ace of World War I.